Camille Cottin

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Camille Cottin
Camille Cottin Cabourg 2017.jpg
Cottin at the 2017 Cabourg Film Festival
Born (1978-12-01) 1 December 1978 (age 43)
NationalityFrench
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Notable credit(s)
Connasse
The Parisian Bitch, Princess of Hearts
Call My Agent!
The Dazzled
Children2

Camille Cottin (French: [kamij kɔtɛ̃]; born 1 December 1978) is a French actress and comedian. Following her debut as a stage actress, she became known in 2013 for playing a capricious Parisian woman in the Canal+ hidden camera-sketches series Connasse (2013–2015), as well as in the theatrical film based on the series The Parisian Bitch, Princess of Hearts (2015), which brought her significant mainstream success in France.

Cottin's international recognition grew with the role of Andréa Martel in the France 2 drama series Call My Agent! (2015–present). She subsequently had leading roles in films such as Baby Bumps (2017), Dumped (2018), Photo de famille (2018), The Mystery of Henri Pick (2019) and The Dazzled (2019). She made her English-language debut in Robert Zemeckis's thriller film Allied (2016), followed by the BBC America drama series Killing Eve (2020). In 2021, she starred opposite Matt Damon in Stillwater and in Ridley Scott's biographical crime film House of Gucci.

Life and career[edit]

Camille Cottin was born in Paris, but spent her teenage years in London before returning to France, where she became a high school English teacher. At the same time, she took classes at a theatre and dramatic art school and then with the company "Théâtre du Voyageur". She played small roles in many films and television series. In 2009, she joined the "Troupe à Palmade".[1] She appeared the same year in an advertisement for a Japanese telephone, directed by Wes Anderson with Brad Pitt, with music by Serge Gainsbourg with the song "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" sung by France Gall.

Cottin in 2016

In 2013, she played the main role in Connasse on Canal+ produced by Silex Films, a series consisting of sketches in candid camera of less than two minutes each. Written by Noémie Saglio and Éloïse Lang, the episodes were broadcast on Le Grand Journal and became available on DVD from 4 March 2014.[2][3] She later appeared in the film based on the series titled The Parisian Bitch, Princess of Hearts, released in 2015.

In 2015, Cottin played the lead role of agent Andréa Martel in Call My Agent!, a television series which has run for four seasons (a fifth season and a movie are in the pipeline) that was first broadcast on France 2 and which later enjoyed wide international distribution on Netflix; Cottin won a Best Actress ACS Award for her role. In 2016, Cottin appeared in Allied, In the Shadow of Iris and The Fabulous Patars.

Personal life[edit]

Camille Cottin is the daughter of the artist Gilles Cottin. She married an architect in 2005 and they have two children: a son born in 2009[4] and a daughter born in August 2015.[5] Her great-great-grandfather was historian Paul Cottin, former director of Bibliotheque de l'Arsenal.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes productions that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Yamakasi N/A Background actress, uncredited
2006 Odile... A woman Short film
2009 Le problème avec Tom Anne
2011 Bernard & Fils, suicideurs à domicile Pénélope
Il était une fois, une fois Juliette's mother
2012 Mon troquet N/A Short film
2014 Les gazelles Émilie
2015 Toute première fois Clémence
Connasse, Princesse des cœurs Camilla, la "Connasse"
Les Gorilles Émilie
Nos futurs Géraldine
2016 Iris Chief Nathalie Vasseur
Cigarettes et Chocolat chaud Séverine Grellot
Allied Monique English-language film debut
Ballerina Félicie Le Bras (voice) Original dubbing
2017 Telle mère, telle fille Avril
2018 Larguées Rose
Photo de famille Elsa
2019 Premières vacances Fleur
Les Fauves Detective Camus
Le Mystère Henri Pick Joséphine Pick
Chambre 212 Irène Haffner at 40 years old
Deux moi Mélanie's psychologist
Les Éblouis Christine Lourmel
2020 Petit Vampire Madame Pandora (voice) Original dubbing
Soul 22 (voice) French dubbing
2021 22 vs. Earth Short film, French dubbing
Stillwater Virginie
Mon légionnaire Céline
House of Gucci Paola Franchi

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Hep taxi A customer Episode: "On s'appelle!"
2003 Domisiladoré A woman 1 episode
2005 Tango Overlord Young French woman Short television film
2006 Femmes de loi Maniac Victim Episode: "Promotion mortelle"
PJ Annabelle Episode: "Parole malheureuse"
2007 La Commune Albane Devlay Episode: "Compassion"
2008 PJ Mina Ferlet Episode: "Effets sonores"
2010 Fracture Slimane's neighbor Television film
2011–2013 Scènes de ménages Camille 6 episodes
2012 Mange The psychologist Television film
Le Jour où tout a basculé Annick Episode: "Mon patron veut briser mon couple"
Lucie Episode: "Ma femme me trompe avec mon meilleur ami"
2013 Pep's Marina Trufaine Main role (season 1)
2013–2015 Connasse La "Connasse" Main role
2013 Vaugand A woman Episode: "La Place du Mort"
Ma Meuf Sophie Main role
2015–present Dix pour cent Andréa Martel
2017 Calls Gabriel's mother (voice) Episode: "2027 – Sources multiples (Servon / France)"
2019 Mouche Mouche Main role
2020 Killing Eve Hélène Main role (season 3) ; English-language television debut

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2016 César Awards Most Promising Actress Connasse, Princesse des cœurs Nominated
L'Association des Critiques de Séries Best Actress Dix pour cent Won
2017 L'Association des Critiques de Séries Best Actress Dix pour cent Won
2018 Alpe d'Huez International Comedy Film Festival Best Acting Larguées Won
2019 Globes de Cristal Awards Best Television Drama Actress Dix pour cent Won
Globes de Cristal Awards Best Comedy Actress Larguées Nominated
2020 Globes de Cristal Awards Best Comedy Actress Le Mystère Henri Pick Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Olivier Dumons (15 November 2013). "Camille Cottin, les mots pour déplaire". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  2. ^ Carole Boinet (8 March 2014). "Camille Cottin: La Connasse est comme une enfant". Les Inrockuptibles (in French). Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  3. ^ Sonia Ouadhi (2 March 2014). "Camille Cottin, une sacrée Connasse" (in French). Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Un rencard avec la connasse de Canal". GQ Magazine (in French). 23 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Sa fille s'appelle Anna – Camille Cottin maman pour la deuxième fois". Paris Match. 10 October 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2017.

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